Spring 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: ARTS-1301- Section: 73
Art Appreciation
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Instructor Information
Instructor Maurice Abelman
Phone(409) 984-6389
Location:Student Center - Room: 413
Hours:TUES, THURS - 8am-9:3-am / 11am-12:30pm / 3pm-5pm
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Course Information
Description A general introduction to the visual arts designed to create an appreciation of the vocabulary, media, techniques, and purposes of the creative process. Students will critically interpret and evaluate works of art (painting, sculpture, architecture) within formal, cultural, and historical contexts.
Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes Apply art terminology as it specifically relates to works of art.
Demonstrate knowledge of art elements and principles of design.
Differentiate between the processes and materials used in the production of various works of art.
Critically interpret and evaluate works of art.
Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of arts on culture.
Core Objectives Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.
Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.
Social Responsibility: Students will demonstrate inter-cultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.
Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Text (required)
Living With Art, 12th Edition
Author: Mark Getlein

Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education; 12th edition (January 2, 2019)

ISBN-13: 978-1259916755
Lecture Topics
Lecture Schedule

Week 1 - Course Intro , Syllabus, Starter Kit,
Chapter 1 Lecture.

Week 2 - Chapter 2 Lecture.

Week 3 - Chapter 3 Lecture.

Week 4 - Chapter 4 Lecture.

Week 5 - Chapter 5 Lecture. Major Essay Review

Week 6 - Test 1

Week 7 - Chapter 6 Lecture.

Week 8 - Chapter 7 Lecture.

Week 9 - Spring Break

Week 10 - Chapter 8 Lecture.

Week 11 - Chapter 9 Lecture.

Week 12 - Test 2.

Week 13 - Chapter 10 Lecture. Major Essay Due

Week 14 - Chapter 11 Lecture.

Week 15 - Chapter 12 Lecture.

Week 16- Chapter 13 Lecture
Major Assignments

Major Assignments

Week 1 - . Chapter 1 reading. Chapter Quiz Questions. Chapter Assignment.

Week 2 - Chapter 2 reading. Chapter Quiz Questions. Chapter Assignment.

Week 3 - Chapter 3 reading. Chapter Quiz Questions. Chapter Assignment.

Week 4 - Chapter 4 reading. Chapter Quiz Questions. Chapter Assignment.

Week 5 - Chapter 5 reading. Chapter Quiz Questions. Chapter Assignment. Major Essay Review

Week 6 - Test 1

Week 7 - Chapter 6 reading. Chapter Quiz Questions. Chapter Assignment.

Week 8 - Chapter 7 reading. Chapter Quiz Questions. Chapter Assignment.

Week 9 - Spring Break

Week 10 - Chapter 8 reading. Chapter Quiz Questions. Chapter Assignment.

Week 11 - Chapter 9 reading. Chapter Quiz Questions. Chapter Assignment.

Week 12 - Test 2

Week 13 - Chapter 10 reading. Chapter Quiz Questions. Chapter Assignment. Major Essay Due

Week 14 - Chapter 11 reading. Think About it Question.
Chapter Quiz Questions.

Week 15 - Chapter 12 reading. Think About it Question.
Chapter Quiz Questions.

Week 16 - Chapter 13 reading. Think About it Question.
Chapter Quiz Questions.

Final Exam Date May 6, 2021 - 8:0 AM   Through  May 10, 2021 - 4:0 PM
Grading Scale Grade Breakdown

Passing grades: 100-90= A 89-80=B 79-70=C
Failing Grades: 69-60= D 59 Ė Below= F
Determination of
Final Grade
Determination of Final Grade

Tests 40% - There will be three major tests this semester totaling 40% of the final grade. Each test will cover allotted chapters from your text book. All content from each test will be taken from your textbook and any videos or lectures connected to each chapter. Each test will be a multiple choice test.

Test 1 - Ch. 1-5
Test 2- Ch. 6-9
Test 3- Ch. 10-13

20% Chapter Quizzes Each chapter that will be assigned to every student will have online quiz questions that will be required to be completed after every chapter. These will accompany the reading assignments for each chapter.

30% Chapter Assignments- Each chapter will have an assignment that is specially designed to implement the content discussed in each chapter.

10% - Major Essay - This major essay will be a compare and contrast essay over two major artists in the text.

Course Policies
Instructor Policies Expectations

To do well in this course, plan on a minimum of at least 5-6 hours of work per week that will be dedicated to reading, writing, and chapter assignments for each chapter in preparation for the major tests. Unless otherwise directed, I will assign a average of 1 chapter per week to study. There is a lot of course material to cover in this class so please donít fall behind. It will be hard to make up course material if you do so.

Class News and Updates

I will be contacting you via email (through the campus email with reminders, changes or any other pertinent information. Please check your email at once per day to make sure there are any important updates. It is your responsibility to manage your mailbox so that lines of communication are open and available.

Contacting The Instructor

The best way to contact me is through email; I will get back to you within the day. Please note that I only check my LSCPA email after 6pm on weekdays. If the issue is an emergency, please call my cell phone 4096795999.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is one of the most cherished principles of the Lamar State College Port Arthur Community. You must adhere to this principle: by understanding the nature of plagiarism and by not plagiarizing materials; by refraining from the use of unauthorized aids on tests and examinations; by turning in assignments which are products of your own efforts and research; and by refusing to give or receive information on tests and examinations to or from other students. If you violate these principles of simple honesty, you risk embarrassment, course failure, and disciplinary action. It is simply not worth it.

Attendance Policy You are required to check Blackboard for weekly and daily assignments every week. I will update new assignments every Monday so check your Blackboard accounts every Monday.

If an online lecture is scheduled you are required to attend during set date.

This is an online remote class so you will be responsible for your classwork and homework on your own time. You are required to have assignments turned in on time according to due dates.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
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Other Disclaimer
This syllabus is subject to change at any time during the semester. You will be notified of any changes or will be issued a new syllabus
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
Commercial Music, Visual and Performing Arts
Chair:Richard Vandewalker
Phone:(409) 984-6520

If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.